Come on in and let’s catch up with each other. Share our news. Good news we love. Bad news we listen to. We need you. And we are sure you need us!

The shop is clean and sanitized. It’s safe to come here. We wash our hands and wear masks. Crowds not expected.

You never know what you’ll find. New materials to work with. A tenugui or two as a mask alternative. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen you. Since you’ve bought anything. We’ve missed you!

Indigo threads for sashiko and other projects. Indigo materials and kits are also available.
A delighted young customer in cool stripes by Nishikawa Takako last year

Come in and have a taste of the bright joyful atmosphere that is BLUE & WHITE. We guarantee you’ll be restored back to that old joie de vivre you felt before COVID 19.

We’re Back!

A New Face at BLUE & WHITE will welcome our friends from tomorrow,

Friday June 19 through Monday, June 22 from 11 – 6 pm.

And again Friday, June 26 through Monday, June 29, 11 – 6 pm.

BLUE & WHITE will announce our regular schedule as soon as it is decided

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  1. Mora Chartrand says:

    The pictured Zaku Zaku bag is gorgeous. Are they ever for sale online? I would be most interested to know more about them, such as size/capacity, selection, availability, and pricing. With many thanks in advance for any information you can provide. And as always, greetings from Portland, Oregon to you all!

    • Thank you for writing, Mora Chartrand. The bag is gorgeous indeed, but since it is one of a kind, it is not online, but you can order it directly at shop@blueandwhitejapan.com. Details: Y24,000 plus Y2,400 sales tax and Y1,500 shipping and handling. Size: 40c. wide (15.8″) 25 c. high (9.8 “). Handles 8 c. high, 3+ “. Inside is spacious: plenty of room for computer, make-up, drink, pens phone and glasses. BUT: right now, the Japanese Post Office is not accepting packages addressed to the US. If you are interested we can put it aside for you. Good to hear from you! Warmest wishes to Portland. Glad the Garden is OPEN!

  2. pchs72 says:

    I the USA, for African Americans and Native Americans, things haver never been put right. Until necessary and significant changes sre accomplished here, their lives cannot be right, nor will be any of ours. This is not a rebuke or rant, but it is important to keep this always in our minds and hearts in order to make those changes happen. Language matters.

    • I couldn’t agree more. I shudder to think of what some people have been through, and are still going through day after day, in most cases unchecked, unnoticed, and certainly uncorrected. SHAME ON US ALL! This is the most critical thing to be put right. And never ever forget keep working on it.

  3. Hurray for Blue and White! Can’t wait to stop in next week! xoxo

  4. Razia Ben Gurion says:

    hello blue&white, i love your posts; i learn a lot, i would like to participate in the workshops you offer, but meanwhile, what is tengui ? thank you very much

    • Thank you for writing. A tenugui is a 15 x 35 c. length of cotton hand printed in strong patterns and lively colors, mostly just blues and whites at our shop. They are used to wipe the brow, the hands, dishes, and whatever needs a wipe. They are small textile messages of Japan, favored as gifts, and the indispensable tools of workmen, sushi chefs, gardeners and farmers. Workshops are still on hold. We’ll let you know on the blag
      when they start up again.

  5. Lauren says:

    Glad to see you and your team are doing well! Hope to stop in soon.

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